Nothing gives off that unique, so-cool vibe like a guitar that’s obviously seen some serious use. Like a battle-scarred warrior that always gives its best, the instrument’s character shines through the worn finish, saying 'this guitar has paid its dues’. Its sound has the heart and soul of a thousand gigs in it and you can feel it when you play it. It feels special to hold, and special to play. But how many people can afford the vintage instrument of their dreams? That special instrument which displays a unique level of wear from decades of playing – at home, numerous rehearsal sessions, smoky pubs to working men’s’ clubs, gigs and tours at home and abroad? Or how many guitarists can wait 20 years before their own guitar starts to show that kind of time-related character?
Now you don’t have to wait!
You don’t even have to re-mortgage the house to make the payment. Renowned guitar specialists Vintage®, in conjunction with acknowledged guitar guru, Trev Wilkinson, have a new specially-aged electric guitar range that ticks all the boxes – the Vintage ICON™ Series! These fantastic guitars, fully equipped with equally aged Wilkinson tuners, hardware and pickups look like they've been played for decades with all the marks, wear and tear to prove it. They've been through the mill but they’re cool and ready for the next gig.
The V100 “Lemon Drop” is a real tribute."
With its reverse-fitted neck humbucker and out of phase centre position wiring created one of the most recognisable guitar sounds of the genre – real “Black Magic”. Differential bell type control knobs and sealed gear replacement tuners all add to the mojo.... Still got the blues?
"When I was young and, in a band”, Trev explains,” we supported the original Fleetwood Mac to play at a gig we'd organised. Fleetwood Mac let us use their PA, and Peter Green even let me use his amp! He wouldn't let me use his guitar, but he was always my favourite guitarist....”
The Vintage “Lemon Drop” is a perfect example of Trev ‘s fascination with tone. Whilst working in California, Trev’s development work in the guitar industry led him to a meeting with the father of the humbucking pickup, Seth Lover. Recognising a kindred enquiring and inventive guitar spirit, Seth Lover imparted to Trev the exact specification of the mythical pickup units he designed, and that same authentic vintage voiced recipe is what Trev uses in the V100’s humbuckers to ensure you can get that elusive iconic tone from the Vintage “Lemon Drop”.
For enhanced playability the Vintage V100 features a unique evolutionary body shape with a graceful descending bass side shoulder and an ingeniously designed offset heel providing improved access to the ‘dusty-end’ of the guitar's upper frets and opening up your playing.
The V100™ 'Lemon Drop™' is an original Vintage® ICON Series guitar, designed and created by Trev Wilkinson and the UK Vintage design team.